Love’s Silver Lining by Julie Lessman

Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend Julie Lessman as part of a Love’s Silver Lining book tour for her new novel!

about the book

Love’s Silver Lining by Julie Lessman (Silver Lining Ranch book 1)

Love's Silver Lining by Julie Lessman

Publication date: May 19, 2018

She tampers with his life. He tampers with her heart. Love tampers with them both.

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to a womanizer, twenty-two-year-old Maggie Mullaney flees New York for Virginia City, Nevada with her Aunt Liberty, two spunky suffragists intent on bettering the lives of women. Fresh out of nursing school, Maggie hopes to devote herself to serving others rather than just one man, a goal quickly affirmed when she encounters Blaze Donovan, a womanizing cowboy who both riles and rouses her pulse. But when Aunt Liberty’s parents’ house burns down, she and Maggie are coerced into staying at the ranch of Liberty’s ex-husband, Finn McShane, who just happens to be the uncle of the cocky cowboy Maggie had hoped to avoid.

If there’s one thing twenty-nine-year-old Blaze Donovan can’t abide, it’s respectable women who spout piety and prayer, so when he butts heads with perky Maggie Mullaney at St. Mary Louise Hospital, he wants to stay as far away from her as he possibly can. Unfortunately, she now lives in the bedroom next to his in his uncle’s ranch house, a revolting development that sends Blaze to The Ponderosa Saloon more than usual. But when Maggie interferes in Blaze’s life by converting his favorite “disrespectable” girl, Blaze is determined to make her pay. Only problem is—the price HE has to pay may be a little too steep for his heart.

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my thoughts

Attraction, kisses, tempers, and evangelism… if you think one of these things doesn’t belong, you’re wrong! Lessman takes readers west during the women’s suffrage movement to impart lessons of forgiveness, commitment, and redemption in her unique signature style, “Passion With a Purpose.”

Maggie Mullaney is an innocent young woman with a compassionate servant’s heart. She has patience, wisdom, and a deep anchoring and abiding faith. Maggie’s gentle personality has a distinct sassy streak, no doubt acquired from her close relationship with “Aunt” Libby O’Shea. Stubborn, hurting, firecracker of a suffragist Libby certainly needs a friend like Maggie to show her unconditional love.

Blaze Donovan is a charming cowboy ladies man with a temper and a disdain for religion. He is a hard-worker, devoted big brother, always respectful towards his elders, and willing to donate his time and energy to worthy causes. Blaze’s after-hours activities are much less shiny and his lack of faith stands between his heart and his greatest desires. As far as family goes, he hit a jackpot when Uncle Fin became a part of his everyday life.

Silver Lining Ranch sounds like a wonderful place to visit and I’m looking forward to more stories in this series! If you like kisses, almost kisses, irresistible embraces AND challenging, entertaining, and encouraging stories, I enthusiastically recommend this book to you!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

about the author

Julie Lessman

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close-knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3-D love stories: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.

Author of the Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, and Isle of Hope series, Julie was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered over 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards.

Voted #1 Romance Author in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie’s novels also made Family Fiction magazine’s Best of 2015, Best of 2014, and “Essential Christian Romance Authors” 2017, as well as Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction.

Her independent novel A Light in the Window was an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers’ Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner. Julie has also written a self-help workbook for writers entitled Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets. Contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books.

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giveaway

One Faithfully Bookish commenter will win an ebook copy of Love’s Silver Lining!

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Silver Lining Ranch series

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Isle of Hope series

A Glimmer of Hope by Julie Lessman Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman

 

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Say hi to Julie and share your thoughts, reader friends!
Are you adding Love’s Silver Lining by Julie Lessman to your tbr?

55 thoughts on “Love’s Silver Lining by Julie Lessman

  1. This book sounds wonderful. I love reading and seeing how God works when we let him.

    1. Susan, I would agree — Beth is a GREAT reviewer, so I am always blessed to have her on my blog tours!

      Hugs!
      Julie

    1. LOL … Anxious58 … your addy is a hoot! Hope it means you’re anxious to read and not just in general! 😉

      Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
      Julie

  2. Julie this sounds like a good story and I’ve got it on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  3. Hi Julie! This sounds like a really good book! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy!

    1. You’re more than welcome, Tiffany, and thank YOU for your interest!’

      Hugs,
      Julie

  4. Thanks for the chance to win a book set in a time and place new to me in books. Sounds very fun to read.

    1. Hopefully it is “fun” to read, Danielle, and hopefully you WILL find out with a win, so GOOD LUCK!!

      Hugs,
      Julie

  5. Can’t wait to read this book! I pre-ordered a digital copy, but now that it’s in print, I will wait and order it later this month. I loved the prequel!

    1. Hey, Rebecca, thank you SO much, my friend, and if you liked “Liberty,” you’ll love the continued head-butting between Libby and Finn on this go-round! 😉

      HUGS and GOOD LUCK!
      Julie

  6. Looks like an interesting book! I am definitely wanting to win a print copy! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway! Lual Krautter

    1. Hey, Kim, thank you for your interest, so I hope you get to read it for yourself too!

      GOOD LUCK!
      Julie

    1. Thanks, Lraines78 — I hope so! And I hope you get to find out with a win, so good luck!

      Hugs,
      Julie

  7. Great review, super excited about your new book, Julie, congrats! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    I don’t see a prompt at the end of this post to respond to, though.

    1. Thanks, Trixi, and I’m super excited that YOU are excited, so here’s to a win, my sweet friend!

      HUGS,
      Julie

  8. Hi, Julie! I always enjoy your books and am looking forward to reading this one to find out what happened to Finn and Libby’s marriage. I read the first chapter and want to read more about Blaze and Maggie too. Thanks for featuring this book, Beth Erin, and for the giveaway.

    1. Hey, Pam, can’t wait for you to read it, my friend, so GOOD LUCK in this giveaway!!

      Hugs,
      Julie

    1. Aw, THANK YOU, Andrea, for your sweet comment! Fingers crossed for a win, my friend!

      Hugs,
      Julie

  9. Yay! Another Julie Lessman book! I’m looking forward to reading this–hopefully soon! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

    1. LOL, Winnie — I sooooo appreciate your enthusiasm and hope it nets you a win, my sweet friend, so GOOD LUCK!!

      Hugs,
      Julie

    1. Hey, Melissa, since you’ve never read my books before, want to let you know that you can download the prequel novella to my contemporary Isle of Hope series, A Glimmer of Hope, absolutely FREE, so I hope you check it out. Here’s that link:

      A GLIMMER OF HOPE

      Hugs and Happy Reading!
      Julie

  10. Hi Julie. Thanks for the heads up about the giveaways in your newsletter. I’m looking forward to reading your newest book.

    1. Hey, Kerri, I’m looking forward to you reading it too, girlfriend, so here’s hoping I can send you a winning e-copy!!

      HUGS,
      Julie

  11. Thank you for the review! I always enjoy Julie’s books with my favorites being the series set in Boston. I am looking forward to this different location/series.

    1. Hey, Cath, THANK YOU!! I am currently working on a proposal for the O’Connor Cousins, beginning with Gabe’s story, so stay tuned …

      HUGS!!
      Julie

    1. Hey, J4hibdon, THANK YOU!! Hope I get to send you a winning copy!!

      Hugs,
      Julie

    1. BETTI!!! Thank you, my sweet friend, and fingers crossed for a win!!

      HUGS!!
      Julie

  12. I ddin’t see a question to answer but I can say hi to Julie! Thanks for your review and I’m adding this book to my tbr list.

    1. Hey, Arletta, thanks for coming by and THANK YOU for adding my book to your TBR. Would love to send you the winning copy, my friend, so GOOD LUCK!!

      HUGS,
      Julie

  13. Hi Julie! This looks like a great book. I have collected several of your books but I don’t have this one. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Hey, Brenda, I know you’ve got a number of my books in your TBR, but I don’t think you’ve read any yet, have you? If not, I hope you take me up on my deal of if you read For Love of Liberty and post a review, I will be happy to send you a free e-copy of Love’s Silver Lining, so let me know if you do, okay?

      HUGS!!
      Julie

  14. BETH!!! Girlfriend, I just sooooooo appreciate you!!! THANK YOU for the great review and for being part of my blog tour — wouldn’t be the same without you, kiddo, God’s truth!!

    Love you to pieces!!
    Julie

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